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All that glitters is … Rosé; plus reviews for Culmina and Monte Creek in B.C., Garage D’Or cider and Vintages highlights

Niagara Rose wine

By Rick VanSickle

Are you ready for a great big sea of pink? I’m getting the feeling that Rosé wines are about to hit their zenith on the Canadian wine scene, that point in which saturation Maximus is reached. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: For Donald Triggs ‘the wonder of wine is the wonder of life itself’

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Intro: Donald Triggs is a giant of the Canadian wine industry, a deal maker and visionary who in 1989 set in motion the framework to create the nation’s largest wine company, Vincor, that still thrives today with wine properties across the country and world under new ownership and a new name — Constellation Brands (once U.S.-owned, but the Canadian properties are now back into the hands of Canadians). Continue reading

Harry McWatters honoured for contributions to Canada’s wine industry

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Continue reading

Five years of crushing it at OCP in B.C. — New wine reviews for Haywire, Narrative, Tinhorn Creek and Monte Creek Ranch

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The Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, B.C., celebrated its fifth anniversary in September.  It seems like it’s been around for much longer than that. Continue reading

B.C. Wine Awards: The results, the judging, the touring and the yurts (yes, the yurts!)

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PENTICTON, B.C. — The thing about the Okanagan Valley, aside from its stunning beauty, is its inability to stand pat. The vistas morph right before your eyes as more and more patches of green vineyards are carved out of the of the valley’s most unlikely landscape. Continue reading

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